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christie. just hours after his landslide row re-election victory. >>> right now, kathleen sebelius just finished facing some very tough questions over the problems plaguing the obama care website. the health and human services secretary testifying by the senate finance committee. >>> and right now, a record day on wall street, the dow hitting an all-time intraday high this morning. right now it's up, up 98 points right now. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. you can stick a fork in election 2013 -- it's done. now the pundits and the politicians are busy reading the tea leaves to see what the results mean going forward. was this a referendum on obama care? and if so, how worried should democrats be? what do the results say about the tea party and the fight within the gop? we're going to get into all of that. but first, chris christie's landslide win in the new jersey governor's race, is seen by many as a warm-up to the 2016 presidential race. in his victory speech, christie pointed to new jersey as a model for the way washington should work. >> i know if we can do t
of town, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius handles the fight on capitol hill. the administration is doing more damage control as reports from obama care contracts indicate even more problems with the october roamout than previously thought. we're going to monitor this hearing. and we'll bring you news as a it warrants. sebelius is sure to face blit terring criticisms, though, in that hearing. not only over the website debacle, but also over the false assurances that people could keep their insurance plans if they wanted to. you may remember this exchange from her last appearance on capitol hill. >> some people like to drive a ford and some people like to drink out of a red solo cup, not out of a chris it will stem. you're taking away their choice. >> and that was marsha blackburn. and she's joins us this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> you didn't minnesota words with her. now i think americans want solutions. listen to what your fellow republican, chris christie had to say. >> i think that the party has got to focus on winning again. you know, somet
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that the health care rollout has been a disaster. the website doesn't work. we will have kathleen sebelius the head of hhs on the phone as we speak talking to reporters trying to it out it. democrats are nervous in congress right now. let's not forget, heading to the midterm elections specifically in the senate, there are several senators that are in danger of losing their seats if democrats lose five or six seats, they lose control. >> i've talked to administration officials who believe once they get the website fixed that not all of their problems will be solved but things are going to get much bet per. when people start to see the law is working and the website is working, be yes there were folks who lost coverage and that was not good for the president but feel some of this could disablize. >> i think that's true. the one problem right now you have to take into account for the democrats is that the narrative is being drawn right now. even if it does stabilize, there's still going to be an after effect and still the obama administration trying to get democrats to be support of it, even
's not the one that can subpoena somebody like kathleen sebelius. >> lindsay graham, too, is facing a -- going up against -- hang on -- going up against the tea party and maybe trying to position himself. >> exactly. >> thank you. see you next week. >> thank you. >> next, a mayor and video that reportedly shows him smoking a crack pipe. this afternoon he addresses his city about the controversy swirling around him. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. man: sometimes it's like we're still in college. but with a mortgage. and the furniture's a lot nicer. and suddenly, the most important person in my life is someone i haven't even met yet. who matters most to you says the most ab
. yesterday we heard kathleen sebelius or just a short time ago today, she was in atlanta. did she give hints as to what they might be looking at or are they saying we're going to do this but don't know how yet? >> at this point they're not tipping their hand what they're going to be doing. sebelius only said to reporters in atlanta they didn't have a plan on the table at this point. they could have a plan in their drawer in their desk somewhere or floating around inside other offices inside hhs. they're not willing to talk about that at this point. there are various reports out there perhaps they're looking at expanding subsidies for people to obtain insurance on these exchanges. why would that happen? because if people are seeing their pols are being canceled and the only option that's available costs more money, then perhaps those expanded subsidies might be helpful. i have tried to ask a variety of officials over here at the white house as to whether or not that is the case. nobody is willing to confirm that, and of course, that may require some kind of legislation to expand those subsidi
will be fixed. >>> kathleen sebelius says improvements to the website are the definitely on track to meet this saturday's deadline. the health and human services secretary promises the site will work much better but a white house official says there are concerns. too sudden a spike in web traffic. the site will be able to handle 50,000 users at once as it was originally supposed to do, but the official says they want to wait a week to gauge web traffic before encouraging too many people to visit the site. >>> now, while the administration, would to improve the obama care website on the front end, insurers are worried about problems on the back end. our investigative be correspondent chris frates is digging into that story. explain that difference between how it's working on the front end or may work on the front end but not on the back end. >> what insurers are worried about is this idea once the website's working and people can go on and sign up, that their personal data won't get transmitted correctly to insurance companies. insurance companies need that data to enroll people an
of mental health, kathleen sebelius, the health and human services secretary, is expected to announce new guidelines that will require doctors and insurers to treat mental illness the same as physical illness, increasing access to care. we'll bring you her remarks life in a half hour as president obama takes responsibility for technical problems that plagued the website but the president didn't stop there. he also responded to criticism of how he characterized the loss impact on those who already have insurance. athena jones is at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, carol. any minute now the president will be departing the white house heading down to new orleans to talk about the economy. of course he's still dealing with the fallout over and the word that millions of americans are getting cancellation letters from health insurance companies because of obama care. president obama is apologizing to americans losing their health insurance under the affordable care act despite his frequent promises they'd be able to keep plans the
for so long now. 26,794. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is releasing these numbers right now in a conference call with reporters and telling reporters that nearly 400,000 people have been determined to be eligible for medicaid or the children's health insurance program. medicaid was expanded as part of obama care. these numbers have been a closely guarded secret by the administration. they have struggled in the last few weeks to explain the severe technical difficulties that users have found on and we see with only 26,794 individuals being enrolled, those numbers affected by the disastrous rollout of this website. we're bringing you complete coverage as the administration finally releases these numbers. here with me, our chief political analyst, gloria borger, dana bash, and jim acosta is outside the white house. gloria, let's start with you. what do you make of these numbers? about 27 million visitors to the health care exchanges. and over 100,000 enrolled in both the federal and state exchanges. but still, only 26,794 able to enroll through healthca
secretary kathleen sebelius and officials at the white house were told that there were problems with the development of, the federal website, of course, where people can go online and buy insurance. according to a white house official, we just received a statement from a white house official that they're saying, quote, flags were definitely raised throughout the development of the website, talking about this report released by the house energy and commerce committee, but they are saying at the white house, nobody, quote, anticipated the size and scope of the problems we experienced once the site was launched. christina and john, more questions for this white house about the rollout of the president's signature health care achievement, legislative achievement. >> i think it's pretty clear that no one anticipated the size of potential problems and they've got a lot to fix. jim acosta, senior white house correspondent. thanks, jim. >> you bet. >>> moms across the country took to social media to give the education secretary a little piece of their minds. >> another he
kathleen sebelius testified before a senate committee, conceding not many people have signed up. >> early enrollment be ins are going to be very low. >> reporter: republicans questioned the security of and the screening of so-called navigators who help people enroll. >> so a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them? >> that is possible. we have contracts with the organizations, and they have taken the responsibility to screen their individual navigators and make sure that they are sufficiently trained for the job. >> reporter: but it was this. >> why not shut down and do it right? >> reporter: criticism from chairman max baucus who voted for obama care that may have stung the most. for congressional democrats facing re-election next year, obama care has become a political liability. president obama invited 15 of them to the white house wednesday afternoon to address their concerns. meanwhile, the fallout from the messy rollout seeing its first casualty. the chief information officer for the
away from that. as is health secretary kathleen sebelius. she spoke this morning, saying the same thing. take a listen. >> we are committed that by the end of november, the site will be functioning much more optimally. the site is much better today than it was. but in three and a half weeks, we want it operating at a much different pace. >> all right, so bob, you said you want to cut through the rhetoric. let's do that. we still have not heard the word fixed. then you have young people, a lot of young people who, they're needed for this. they're not signing up in the numbers needed. if you don't get the revenue needed from this, then does the whole system implode? >> absolutely, it does. that's going to be the test of this law. let's see after six months or however long they extend the period, let's see in fact how many young people enroll. we knew from the massachusetts speerjs, many young people enrolled in the latter part of the enrollment period. the important part here is to cut through the right-wing twerking we're hearing ben espouse, his rhetoric, and look at the fact. >> i don'
as of right now. jim kacosta is at the white house. >> reporter: you've heard awful this talk about kathleen sebelius the last couple of weeks. one name you have not heard is todd park. but that is going to change it week. first daryl issa said he wanted to hear from white house chief technology officer todd park. the white house first said no, park is too busy because he's working to fix the website. so they fired back with a subpoena on friday to force him to testify. the supporters of todd park started a website that is called let todd work. it says, quote, no matter what side of the aisle that you sit on, todd is within of the good guys. let him do his job. now the top democrats on the committee that is chaired by issa are accusing him of selectively leaking documents on the obama troubles. and all this comes as this very kushl week is emerging for the obama administration. the administration is set to release its first set of obama karen roemt numbers sometime this week. when those numbers come out, we'll get a really big indication as to how many people have been able to sign up. all o
to throw somebody under the about us? is it the kathleen sebelius? someone does have to be blamed for the president. the president says the buck stops with me. it's on me. are people fatigued of hearing that? do they want to see the president say this person is to blame and it's not just the buck stops here? >> i'm not sure they want to fire somebody, but they sure as heck want the government in better hands. and they want some serious adults who are in charge of things who are accountable that they can looking to with some sense of okay, we're in a much better place. let me go back to the reagan example. you know, he brought in a whole new team after iran-contra. he brought in howard baker as his chief of staff, ken duberstein as a deputy. brought in colin powell to be his national security advisor. he brought in a new lawyer who was we respected. in that case, the president understood -- it's not a question of firing people. it is a question of showing that the government, you can trust the government. he's got a fresh team. i think this president needs to bring in a couple of p
explains. >> reporter: just as health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was touring an obama care signup center in florida this week and chatting with volunteers about the website crashed. >> reporter: the screen says sorry your system is temporarily down. >> that's okay, it will come back. that happens every day. >> reporter: as it turns out the struggling website is exactly the scenario administration officials quietly feared, as more e-mails released by house republicans reveal top hhs official henry chao the white house worried the site was not ready one week before its october first launch referring to chief technology officer todd park chao wrote one of the things todd conveyed was this fear that the white house has about this site being up available." >> people are experiencing some level of difficulty with moving from stage to stay in the online application that has been reduced and proveimproved. >> reporter: more than 133,000 people signed up for obama care on the state health exchanges and the white house released an economic report th
do have the latest is kathleen sebelius, who is the hhs secretary, has a little squib in huffington post, and these are issues, calling them holiday shopping tips for using and essentially, what she's saying, i'll give you some of them. she says shop that, again, is that website, the troubled website, during off-peak hours. mornings, nights, and weekends. then second, have your income and tax information ready when you logon. and comparison shop to get the best deal. so these are some suggestions, but behind the scenes, they have this team of tech experts who are working around the clock, trying to get to the point. it won't be a final fix, at least that's what they're saying. i think probably trying to downplay some of the expectations. it won't be a final fix, but they want to get it to the point where they can get 55,000 people or so online at the same time. not more -- possibly overwhelming it. there are a lot of technical fixes, but we will see because tomorrow is the deadline. they're self-imposed. they set it up, we'll see if they can meet it.
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